Welcome

At the Oxford Bus Museum we tell the story of bus and coach travel around Oxfordshire over the last 130 years. Our exhibits include a historic preserved horse-drawn tram, motor buses, coaches and a wide selection of artefacts. Inclduing bus stops, ticket machines, timetables, posters and staff uniforms. We also have and lots of fantastic photos illustrating our diverse public transport history.

Since 2004 we've also been home to the Morris Motors Museum, which charts the story of how these classic British cars and commercial vehicles were produced at Cowley, in the city. Our impressive collection of vintage Morris vehicles represents those produced during William Morris's life.

The link between William Morris founder of Morris Motors (who
later became Lord Nuffield) and buses in Oxford, can be traced to
1913 when he and a partner started the first motorbus service in
the city. 2013 was a significant year for us. A double centenary
celebration - 100 years of motorbuses in the city of Oxford and
100 years of car manufacture in Cowley.

We also have a unique collection of 40 vintage bicycles, including a Penny Farthing. It wouldn't be Oxford without bikes!

A visit to us will feed your apetite for nostalgia!

Next vintage bus rides:

Bank Holiday Monday 1 May

Hourly bus service to Witney (Market Place).
Departs 11.15am & each hour until 3.15pm.

Please park in the main railway station car park (signed and accessed off the main road) on Bank Holiday Monday.
We shall be using our own car park to turn buses.

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OXFORD VINTAGE TRANSPORT FESTIVAL Sunday 30th July 2017 Celebrating 50 years of bus preservation in Oxfordshire.

Our museum is managed and staffed completely by volunteers. Most are enthusiasts who have a passion for vintage buses or historic cars. They give up their spare time for your education and enjoyment.

Our facilities on site include:-

  • two large exhibition halls full of fascinating displays & vehicles;
  • two bus running sheds packed with our operational fleet;
  • a restoration workshop and unique viewing gallery
  • a cafe, serving hot & cold drinks, light snacks and ice-creams;
  • a shop, packed with models, books, post cards, posters & gifts;
  • toilets (with disabled access);
  • car parking (for 15 cars, including a disabled space).
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Do something different. Join us!

Become a member of the Oxford Bus Museum and you can help preserve Oxfordshire's rich transport heritage and also contribute to presenting our collection to the public.
Membership is just £20 a year (adult).

As a member you get:

  • unlimited free access to the museum,
  • our monthly e-newsletter,
  • our quarterly 'BUS LANE' magazine,
  • free vintage bus trips to other vintage rallies,
  • the opportunity to take part in running the museum,
  • the chance to help us to restore and maintain our vehicles for everyone to enjoy.
    • For further details visit the Join Us page.

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Tele: 01993 883 617 (when museum is open). Tele: 01296 337 622 (when museum is closed).
To email us, please use the 'Contact Us' form.

We're just 3 miles from Blenheim Palace in Woodstock.

The running of the Museum (Reg no: 1667) is the responsibility of a company limited by guarantee: The Oxford Bus Museum Trust Limited.
Registered no: 4228899. It has charitable status as a registered charity, no:1088389.

Events page updated: 24/04/2017 .

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